Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back to school, but first PLAY!

We're all in the swing of getting organized for school to begin again, but I wanted my boy to have one final play date with a few of his best buds before they each start their year of VPK, so we hosted a little party!

I love any reason to have a party and decorate! So, I quickly made this cute little alphabet banner from old scrapbook paper I had & then found these pencils by googling pencil clip art! I think it turned out pretty cute! My sweet boy liked it, so I'm happy! :)

Jack's pals enjoyed lunch & snacks together {Thanks TJ's for these adorable alphabet cookies!}

These guys (and our one and only gal, missing that day) have been pals since before they were crawling. As busy as our schedules get, the wonderful Mommas to these kiddos and I, always make the effort to keep their friendship strong! Here's hoping their friendship continues as they grow! Going on 4 years strong!

Baby bros joined in on the fun too, even though, they were pushed aside by the big boys, these guys will keep us company while we wait for big brothers at school! 

My little VPK-ers didn't leave with out a little treat to wish them a great year! Happy back-to-school! Hope it's an awesome year!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Where did the Summer go?

I know most of us are asking that very question!!!

And, like most, we've had a very busy but FUN Summer! Filled with trips to the beach, Disney World, 4th of July {which is a holiday I love} finishing our home renovation, fishing on the river and celebrating our littlest 1st birthday! Oh, and did I mention, starting a business? More on that later!

Many have been asking for more pictures of our home addition project, and I will post some very soon! I'm working on the fun details for the playroom, so it's not quite there yet, but we are definitely enjoying it! So grateful for the extra space!!

What I am excited to share today, are some shots of our little Max's first birthday! I was so emotional and anxious leading up to his birthday, getting the addition completed and well...just sad that my 'baby' was growing up so quickly. I thought this emotional part was supposed to get easier with #2, but it hasn't for me. It just makes me want to freeze time even more!

Anyway, back to Max's day! He was Chief for a day as we celebrated his birthday with a super fun Pow-Wow! Tee Pees, feathers, arrows and lots more made this party so much fun!! All the photos were taken by our wonderful family photographer & friend, Lindsay Faye . Enjoy! We had a blast celebrating Chief Max!

The invitation and printables were designed by Belva June on Etsy!

Big bro helping to decorate the cake Grandma made! 

Tee Pee treats made by Grandma! The kids loved them!! 
The cute feather table runner was actually wrapping paper I found at Papersource! It's now displayed as art in Max's room!
Wobbling first steps are the best! So glad Nani was able to see those little feet move!

You know I love a garland! I took strips of ribbon, fabric, and burlap and tied paper feathers. The fringe was leftover from a previous Halloween costume! 

Feathers and ribbon for the kids to make their own Indian headbands
Grandma helped the kids make totem pole sand art! Everyone loved it! 

I mean, come on! Are they the best or what?? 

Sweet Uncle Mark showing the kids bunny tricks! 

Happy birthday sweet boy!!! 

My little Chief Max had a great day! 

It was the sweetest day! Our house was filled with family and friends celebrating our sweet much love! Thank you to all who came and those who celebrated with us from a far! 

Our photographer, Lindsay took so many beautiful photos & these are just a handful to share with you! 

I promise, I'll be sharing more pictures of the addition with you very soon! So stay tuned for that! And... I teased earlier about the new business... Not only have I been making more custom order pillow covers for friends {pictured on our couch} but I've teamed up with Rodan + Fields  as an Independent Consultant ! I can't wait to share my journey with R + F with you very soon as well! For now, thanks for stopping by! XO!

Gasparilla Children's Parade

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